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100 Days of Decameron

Already sold on the idea and ready to begin? Click the quote above to go directly to the project page for more information.   We all are looking for ways to make it through these days of isolation and uncertainty, and turning to books for solace and diversion is one method many of us will […]

Responding to COVID-19 in our community

Updated March 18, 10:30 a.m. Because of the COVID-19 situation, isolation is our new normal. The City of Literature offices are closed, though we all are working from home. Please do not mail any time-sensitive items to our office, because mail delivery has been suspended to our building until April 13. The City of Literature […]

Top student writers honored at One Book Two Book festival

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival will recognize the creative excellence of more than 70 area students over the course of the three-day festival, Feb. 21-23. The festival begins Friday, Feb. 21, with the “Once Upon a Time” banquet. One student from each of 23 […]

Cities of Literature to highlight SDGs through #17Booksfor17SDGs campaign

In a twist on the traditional end-of-the-year “best of” lists that usually arrive in December, the UNESCO Cities of Literature will issue a list of “17 Books for the 17 SDGs” between Monday, December 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Each day, select Cities of Literature will post book suggestions from their cities and countries to […]

New Cities of Literature among additions to UNESCO network

In celebration of the UN’s World Cities Day 2019, UNESCO has announced the designation of 66 cities to join the Creative Cities Network, making for a total of 246 Creative Cities worldwide.  Among these new Creative Cities, 11 were designated as Cities of Literature including Angoulême, France; Beirut, Lebanon; Exeter, United Kingdom; Kuhmo, Finland; Lahore, […]